Dragon Age: The Marked Empire, by Patrick Weekes.
Good so far (2/3rds of the way through). Wish I would have read this and Asunder before playing DA3 for the first time.
Sailing from Byzantium, by Colin Wells.
Writing is good, though a sentence here or there is somewhat awkwardly worded. I like it though, it's awkward=different/interesting moreso than too-awkward-to-understand. However, at 25 or so pages in I'm already bracing myself for a lot of good info on Byzantine-related biography and history but also a fair bit of bad info on religion. Not necessarily always completely incorrect, but maybe sometimes condensed or stated in such a way that does more harm than good. A footnote on page 15, for example, says: "Arians followed the teachings of Arius (c. 256-336), an Egyptian monk who denied Christ's divinity and emphasized his humanity." The first part is certainly an oversimplification, but it's the second part that bugs me. Arius didn't deny Christ's divinity, or at least not in his mind, and seemingly not in the minds of most then and now. (The only way you could justifiably say that he DID deny it would be to claim that misunderstanding divinity could be equated with denying it or making it useless; but that's getting away from what I'm talking about.) In fact almost all sides in the debates agreed that Christ was divine, including most Arian groups (and I'd go so far to say that if a group did NOT think Christ divine, that they were not actually Arian). This was a necessary common point of agreement needed before much else could be said. The question raised at the time was not, 'Is Christ divine?' but rather, 'Christ is divine; now what does that mean? Is he the same as the Father? Like the Father? Similar? Not dissimilar? Not unlike dis-dissimilar? ... etc.' I realize that Wells is writing for a popular/broad audience and it would be a mistake to get bogged down in all sorts of theological precisions and explanations and caveats, but as stated it just seems way too inaccurate to me. He uses both footnotes (for short comments and explanations) and endnotes (for specific references of quotes), so maybe it would have been better had he just made them all endnotes so that he could spend as much time as he wanted (or the publisher allowed him).